Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Model Driven Engineering Methods for Integrated Building Performance Optimization

Sebastian Stratbücker1, Sicheng Zhu1, Matthias Mitterhofer1
1Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, Valley, Germany

Abstract: Tool interoperability is a vital technical requirement for any integrated building performance assessment in early building design stages. Architects and planners use tools with proprietary geometric representations and domain specific computational intelligence. On the other side, there is a multitude of sophisticated tools for simulating and assessing building performance. For obtaining reliable results, such tools need to be operated by qualified personnel only. In order to bridge the gap between expert domains, this study proposes the deployment of a central building information model (BIM) on top of a conventional database system. We present novel methods and a comprehensive tool chain that supports a multidisciplinary design optimization process. A new way of addressing the challenges of poor software interoperability is to apply existing solutions from model driven engineering. The main focus of the research is on the formulation of model-to-model transformations that can be reused for BIM based tool coupling in general.
Pages: 2683 - 2692